05 Oct 2017 Killarney Motor Show
2017 Killarney Motor Show
The Afrika Burn group are leaving their base in the Karoo to exhibit a selection of their wacky home built vehicles.
With the 2017 Killarney Motor Show on Sunday October 15, now just over a week away, the organisers are busy with the finishing touches to what promises to be the western Cape’s biggest and best one yet.
The main attractions are going to include a host of live action led by newcomer Alphonso Loots in his 7-litre, Ford based Titan Monster Truck with its giant, chest high wheels, that is going to crush as many stationary cars as he can find. Then there are the Le Riche brothers who thrilled the crowd at last year’s show. Recently returned from the United States, their motorcycle stunt show has new variations.
The action also includes the guys from AfrikaBurn who are forsaking their base in the Karoo to show-off a selection of their wacky, home built vehicles.
On a more serious note, there will be more than 1000 static, wheeled exhibits. These include new, vintage and veteran cars and commercial vehicles of all kinds. Providing a booking is made, many of the latest production models will also be available for test runs on a section of the main track.
There are going to be displays from Picture Cars, of vehicles they supply for movies and television, as well as a selection of powerful American police cars.
By contrast, the Crankhandle Club will not be aiming to set any new lap records when they stage a display of slow speed action during their parade of magnificently restored classic and veteran cars, around the track.
These are going to be supported by a Monster Energy Activation, mechanical and pedal karting for the public, kiddies bumper cars, a funfair, and a number of gimmicky side-shows. Here the “balls” are going to finish as runner-up to “wheels,” with Dart Soccer requiring a ball to be kicked onto a target, while the Zorba Ball has a passenger enclosed in a giant ball and then rolled around the enclosure. Of course, Paintball is a make believe war game familiar to the majority of youngsters.
Wheels and balls apart, there is also going to be a spectacular model aeroplane stunt show and flypast, a big airbag jump, an inflatable parachute rocket and even a snake show.
Then for those who may want to relax for a while, there are seven food courts, eight live bands (at various times during the day), beer gardens and wine tasting.
Catering for the growing popularity of electrical motivation, displays are going to feature electric scooters and electrically assisted pedal cycles, as well as racing with electrically powered model cars, on a mini oval track.
The show is being set up on Saturday (October 14), and will then be open for business from 10am until 5pm the next day (Sunday October 15).